Eddie Mabo

Why Celebrate on Mabo Day June 3

When Australia was invaded and colonised on the 26th January 1788, the British colonisers acted as if this land was uninhabited. Over forty thousand years of civilisation was swept aside in an orgy of destruction that resulted in the violent dispossession of people who had a long and fruitful association with the land.

For 204 years the legal fiction of TERRA NULLIUS - the land of no one, was used to legally reward the murderers who colonised this land although the original inhabitants had never ceded sovereignty.

Aunty Bonita Mabo, wife of Eddie ‘Koiki’ Mabo: My reflections on the Mabo Decision 20 years on

Courtesy of The National Indigenous Times - Wednesday May 30 edition - Editor Stephen Hagan's interview with Aunty Bonita Mabo, wife of Eddie 'Koiki' Mabo


Who's your mob Aunty Bonita?

I was born in Ingham in north Queensland. My people (Neehows) are from the Malanbarra Clan from Palm Island on my mother's side.

My Dad can trace his people to Tanner Island in Vanuatu.


TERRA NULLIUS - and yet another venting in response to an incredibly dense individual

SHILO HARRISON has written an impressive and well constructed article that should be read widely. The article signifies and identifies origins of thinking, inter generational premises, biases, prejudices and various attitudes and explains factual realities verse assumptions, and implications and imputations. Posted, by Gerry Georgatos.

Terra Nullius - and yet another venting in response to an incredibly dense individual
by Shilo Harrison on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 10:15am.New Terminology Does Not Make the Impossible Possible